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- Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!
- School Safety Tips For Younger Kids School is back in session, so take some time to go over these important safety tips with your children. This is just the beginning of the conversation, but it's a great place to get started.
- Study: Common Cosmetics Contain Harmful Chemicals Make up is a daily routine for almost every woman in some way, but a new report out Tuesday says some popular makeup and products could contain harmful chemicals.
- Medical Marijuana May Be Unavailable When Law Goes Into Effect Even after medical marijuana becomes legal January 1, there still may not be any to buy, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
- Orland Park Hosting Heroin Awareness Program Orland Park Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki says there were at least six heroin overdose deaths in Orland Park last year, among about 60 heroin overdose ambulance calls. The antidote Narcan was used to save most of those lives.
- Legislative Panel OKs Rules For Medical Marijuana A law enacted last year authorized a four-year pilot project that will expire in 2017. So far, not a single marijuana seed has been planted. But now that rules have been approved, the state agencies running the program can start posting applications...
- State Panel To Weigh Rules For Medical Marijuana Not a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois' pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to reality and a meeting set for Tuesday will shape the program's future.
- Polar Vortex Part II: Record Low Cold Possible Next Week Enjoy the warm, sunny weather while you can. The polar vortex probably will rear its ugly head again in Chicago next week, though luckily we won’t need to break out the snow shovels and parkas.
- Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.
- Supreme Court Decision On Employers, Contraceptives Divides Chicagoans One side calls it a victory for religious freedom -- the other, a setback for women's rights. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.